Chinese Herbal Medicine is part of the ancient healing art of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). TCM has been evolving during the last 5,000 years.
At San Diego Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture our practitioners are expert herbalists that have the education and experience to custom write herbal formulas for each patient. Patients are given different formulas with different ingredients and dosages for the exact same condition! This is a testament to not only their skill but also the unique make up of every individual.
Customized, personalized medicine is the future of Medicine in the United States, but has been a common practice in TCM. Whereas currently we look at the genotype (genetics) of individuals for personalized medicine, we are able to look at your phenotype (physical presentation of genes ie, shape of nose, body type etc.), along with tongue and pulse diagnosis to write our patients CUSTOM formulas.
Our herbs are sourced directly from China and are also third party tested for quality and safety. Our herbs are tested for heavy metals, pesticides and even biological agents to ensure your safety.
Chinese herbs are used to restore the "Qi" or energy of the body by bringing into balance the opposing forces of Yin and Yang. TCM believes that the imbalance of Yin and Yang creates blockage in Qi which results in illness. Through 5,000 years of research and natural selection, TCM has been able to identify combinations of herbs that are particularly effective in restoring the balance between Yin and Yang under many different conditions. The result, according to TCM, is a return of the flow of Qi throughout the body and an improvement in general physical and mental health.The herbs come from over 6,000 species and are processed in a number of ways to ensure that the active ingredients are accessible. The Chinese government in recent years has established quality control requirements over the preparation of herbs to ensure the purity and the efficacy of the herbs used for TCM treatments.In China, the most common methods of applying herb therapies are through teas and granules.